Hue Jackson Joining Marvin Lewis’ Staff in Cincinnati

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Hue Jackson & Marvin Lewis
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The Cleveland Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson on October 29. In less than a month both sides will meet one another again.

As first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Jackson will be joining the Cincinnati Bengals as a part of Marvin Lewis’ coaching staff. Jackson joined the Browns in 2016 from Cincinnati where he served as a wide receivers, running backs, special teams coach in addition to offensive coordinator under Lewis. Cleveland.com is also reporting the news.

Jackson’s role has not been revealed. The Bengals also fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday. Cincinnati is coming off a 51-14 beat down at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

It should come as no surprise that Jackson’s next job in the NFL would be back with the Bengals. There has been speculation for years that Jackson would be the heir apparent to Lewis in Cincinnati.

Lewis said Monday he would take on a similar role as Gregg Williams has in Cleveland. So he’ll act as both head coach and defensive coordinator. During a Monday media session Lewis was asked about adding Jackson to his staff.

Monday’s news makes the November 25 and December 23 games for both teams very interesting to watch. The Ohio and AFC North rivals have yet to meet each other in 2018.

The first meeting in the ‘Battle of Ohio’ takes place at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on November 25. Jackson makes his return to FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23. Merry Christmas early Browns fans. Perhaps Baker Mayfield will wake up both of those days feeling dangerous and ready to face his former coach.

Jackson went 3-36-1 in two and a half seasons as head coach of the Browns. He’s also the second coach in NFL history to go 0-16 in a season.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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